What they’re watching in Turkey


With rife speculation that Turkey-Israel ties are on the rocks, a new drama on Turkish national TV depicts Israeli troops killing Palestinians indicriminately certainly won’t help matters.

The show, set in Gaza, includes one scene in which an Israeli soldier shoots a young Palestinian girl at point-blank range.

While fictional depictions of Israeli brutality and Jewish mischief are no rarity on Middle Eastern TV stations — especially on Hezbollah’s al-Manar channel, which aired a hugely popular dramatization of the famous forgery "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" a few years ago — the airing of such a TV show in relatively moderate Turkey is remarkable.

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